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Readership: Postgraduate researchers, academics, industrial scientists, clinicians, and medical workers in chemistry, biochemistry and biomedical fields.
Barry Halliwell, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, and John Gutteridge, Oxygen Chemistry Laboratory, AICU, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust, London
"Since the first edition published in 1985, this 4th edition contains essential improvements because of fast progress in "radical biology". This excellent book presents, by very readable manner, complex introduction to chemistry of free radicals in general, not only oxygen radicals." - Jozef Kovacik, Thaiszia Journal of Botany
1: Oxygen is a toxic gas - an introductionto oxygen toxicity and reactive species
2: The chemistry of free radicals and related 'reactive species'
3: Antioxidant defences; Endogenous and Diet Derived
4: Cellular responses to oxidative stress: adaptation, damage, repair, senescence and death
5: Measurement of reactive species
6: Reactive species can pose special problems needing special solutions. Some examples.
7: Reactive species can be useful; some more examples
8: Reactive species can be poisonous: their role in toxicology
9: Reactive species and disease: fact, fiction or filibuster?
10: Ageing, nutrition, disease, and therapy: A role for antioxidants?